Projecting Ohio State’s 2016 Starters

With the mass exodus of OSU underclassmen to the NFL draft I thought it would be difficult to name all 22 starters this far in advance. Hint: It wasn’t difficult at all. In fact it was so easy that it took me 3 minutes to do so lets take a look at what we have.


QB- JT Barrett
RB- Mike Weber
HB- Curtis Samuel
WR- Noah Brown
WR- Corey Smith (if he returns)
TE- Marcus Baugh
LT- Brandon Bowen
LG- Billy Price
C- Pat Elfien
RG- Demetrious Knox
RT- Jamarco Jones


DE- Tyquan Lewis
DT- Tracy Sprinkle
DT- Michael Hill
DE- Sam Hubbard
LB- Raekwon McMillan
LB- Chris Worley
LB- Dante Booker
CB- Damon Webb
FS- Malik Hooker
SS- Erick Smith
CB- Gareon Conley

Sure I may have a few mistakes here but everyone of these guys are capable and talented enough to help OSU win a bunch of games. What do you think?


  1. You got Brandon Bowen over Prince?

  2. Dline guys played well in the bowl I’d say most unproven would be the secondary

    • I really like Gareon Conley and thought he had a great year overall. Damon Webb has shown he can be a star. The safeties are for sure going to need to step up but have the talent to do so as long as Schiano and Coombs coach them well.

  3. Nicholas Cote says

    I thought there was no chance that Cory Smith would get a sixth year of eligibility ?

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